Subject: Re: confidential PRs that should be resolved before 1.4 ships
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Darren Reed <>
List: tech-security
Date: 04/28/1999 11:32:25
In some email I received from Chris G. Demetriou, sie wrote:
> Simon Burge <> writes:
> > On this note (and this probably should go to tech-security, but this
> > prodded my memory so I'll mention it now), should we have some option
> > (a sysctl maybe) that stops ps(1) and friends from listing other
> > users' processes.
> I'm not so keen on having ps no longer list others' processes, but
> others' process args is a definite issue.  (it's the same as the
> environment, really.)

"ps -aewww" is your friend when you're an uber-hacker keeping track
of who's who on the system :)

I thinking removing process args from display is going perhaps too far ?